Mitchell Rans ran a 16:13 to take first place Saturday, with Bryan Hernandez-Rios and Micah Colvin also taking top 20 honors in fifth and thirteenth. Finalizing the scoring five were Dakota Oldfather (43) and Luke Lowe (76). Rounding out the post-season team were Mark Smith and Brock Buczkowski.
Even though the ground was still soggy in places from rain through the week, the course was in much better condition than it was for Sectionals, and the weather was tremendously better. These guys have worked hard all season long. We’re going to do our best to train right for New Prairie next weekend, and see if we can’t overcome the long odds and take them to Terre Haute. It has been inspirational to watch this team come together and push each other all season to be their best. They’ve set some “firsts” and some “first in a long times” so far, and they are really pushing themselves to do it one more time by going to state.